Joel Schumacher (1990)

15 Certificate
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Our Score
This entertaining supernatural thriller from director Joel Schumacher poses the question: is there life after death? Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon are among the medical students who are trying to find the answer by inducing their own temporary deaths in this gothic mix of old dark house and hi-tech laboratory. Schumacher puts more flash than flesh on the story, but still manages to deliver the expected chills with cool efficiency as the students' extracurricular experiments take a sinister turn. Trouble is, the afterlife stuff is rather too crudely clichéd.


Five medical students conduct dangerous experiments to discover whether there is an afterlife by electronically inducing a near-deathlike state and then bringing about resuscitation at the critical moment. However, when they venture into real-death experiences, they unwittingly unleash supernatural phenomena linked to their past misdeeds. Thriller, with Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt.

Cast & Crew

Nelson Wright Kiefer Sutherland
Rachel Mannus Julia Roberts
David Labraccio Kevin Bacon
Joe Hurley William Baldwin
Randy Steckle Oliver Platt
Winnie Hicks Kimberly Scott
Billy Mahoney Joshua Rudoy
Rachel's father Benjamin Mouton
Young Nelson Aeryk Egan
Young Winnie Kesha Reed
Anne Hope Davis
Uncle Dave Jim Ortlieb
Young Labraccio John Joseph Duda
Ben Hicks Afram Bill Williams
Terry Deborah Thompson
Rachel's mother Elinore O'Connell
Bridget Sanna Vraa
Director Joel Schumacher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia PicturesGuidance: Violence, swearing and a sex scene. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray